Volunteer Requirements for Soccer


Volunteer information for Soccer

Please note that this applies to Soccer registrations, Ball volunteer commitments may differ.

 

Each family registering a child or children in Soccer for 2019 is required to fulfill a volunteer commitment (please note that only one commitment PER FAMILY is required, not per child.) Volunteer Opportunities are outlined below. During the registration process you will be prompted to specify your volunteer commitment, so please read the following carefully.

If you are registering a child or children in both soccer and softball this season it is only necessary to fulfill one family volunteer commitment, and not one for both sports. If you are volunteering for softball-related position please contact Mark Lane, Soccer Director BEFORE you begin soccer registration.

If you are registering more than one child in soccer this season it is only necessary to fulfill one family volunteer commitment, and not one per child. Please choose your volunteer commitment when registering your first child, and then for each subsequent child check off the box stating that you have multiple children in soccer and have already chosen your commitment.

Should a family be in the position where there are no volunteer positions left available, there may be the opportunity to either go on a reserve list to help with any projects that may present themselves over the course of the season, or even to volunteer to help on the softball side of OBSA. Contact Mark Lane, Soccer Director for information.

If there is a reason why your family is genuinely unable to fulfill a volunteer role for Onoway Soccer this year please contact Mark Lane, Soccer Director BEFORE you begin registration.

With the below listed major contributions, one-time helper commitments and team helper positions there should be around 90-95 positions to fulfill during the year. In previous seasons we have had around 90 families with children registered in soccer, so there should, for the most part, be opportunity for all families to help Onoway Soccer run smoothly. Many hands will make light work for us, and in the process we will be able to ensure a quality community experience for our children.

 

There are three ways you can volunteer to help Onoway Soccer:-

  1. Major Contributions

The major contributions to volunteer for Onoway Soccer or the OBSA in general are as follows: a) to serve on the Executive Board; b) to take a role with the Soccer Director’s team of helpers; c) to take a head coach role for a team.

At present, OBSA ihas no vacancies on the Executive Board (all positions are currently filled), but the Soccer Director is looking for an Assistant Coordinator, and a Registrar to help with Soccer operations. If you are interested in one of these roles, please contact Soccer Director Mark Lane at soccer@onowayballandsoccer.com or by calling 780 818 1907 BEFORE completing your child’s registration. Taking one of these roles fulfills your family volunteer commitment for the season AND provides one free registration (although a $1.00 admin fee is charged at time of registration).

If you are interested in being a head coach of a soccer team this year please contact Soccer Director Mark Lane at soccer@onowayballandsoccer.com or by calling 780 818 1907 BEFORE completing your child’s registration. Being a head coach fulfills your family volunteer commitment for the season AND provides one free registration (although a $1.00 admin fee is charged at time of registration).

 

  1. One-time helper commitments -  **UPDATE (FEB 25) - All one-time commitment jobs have now been filled so, unless you are planning on being a head coach or volunteering to sit on our Board, please choose option 3 for volunteering and you will be allocated a task by your child's coach to help the team during the season.**

Carrying out one of the following positions/tasks fulfills the family volunteer commitment for the season. If you wish to volunteer for one of these, then please choose it from the drop down menu of volunteer commitments during the registration process. If a particular commitment does not appear on the drop down menu then it means that that commitment has been filled and is no longer available. These commitments are filled on a first come first served basis.

 

Soccer Field Preparation - THIS OPTION HAS BEEN FILLED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR 2019

12 people needed minimum to assist with preparing the fields for play before the season starts. This will involve meeting on one weekend morning in April (date to be determined) for about 2-3 hours to carry out duties including lining the field, putting up the nets, removal of rocks and clearing of any litter.

 

Photo Day Assistants - THIS OPTION HAS BEEN FILLED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR 2019

6 people needed to assist with photo day to help with organizing the players, completing forms, assisting the photographers etc.

 

Team Equipment Distribution - THIS OPTION HAS BEEN FILLED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR 2019

2 people required to assist the Soccer equipment manager before the season starts with collating jerseys and equipment ready for distribution to teams.

 

Team Equipment Return - THIS OPTION HAS BEEN FILLED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR 2019

3 people needed to assist the Soccer equipment manager sort and check jerseys and equipment when it is returned.

 

Soccer Equipment Take-down - THIS OPTION HAS BEEN FILLED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR 2019

3 people required to help take down the goal nets and mini goals at the end of the season.

 

  1. Team helper positions

Taking a team helper positions fulfills the family volunteer commitment for the season. If you wish to volunteer for one of these, then please check off the box that states that you would prefer to take a team helper position for the season during the registration process.

How this works is that once teams are formed then each team will allocate parents of the players on their team to the below listed positions. We will be suggesting to all head coaches that they hold a short parent meeting at the start of the season to allocate these volunteers.

Please note - if you choose this option and there are more families on your child’s team than there are helpers required then you will be allocated to a reserve list and may be asked to help with any other projects that may occur during the season.

 

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coaches assist the Head Coaches with practices, games, equipment inventory, communication etc. Some of these positions may already be filled before the start of the season.

 

Team Manager

Team Managers assist the Coaches with distributing / collecting information, picture information and other communication with player's families. Managers are also responsible for the return of team equipment at the end of the season. Please note that the role of team manager does NOT involve any game or field scheduling, or dealing with league reps like a team manager in Minor Hockey would.

 

Wind-up Organizer

One person per team will organize activities for their team for a wind up event. There may also be some pre-wind-up communication and post-wind-up clean up. OBSA will reimburse expenses for team wind-up events up to a value equal to $5 multiplied by the number of players on the team.

 

Jersey parent

One person per team will be responsible for bringing the team jerseys to each game and taking them home afterwards. Teams may, if they wish, allocate two or more jersey parents who would take turns to take care of the jerseys on a rotating basis.

 

Ensuring Equity

To ensure that families do their share to keep this community organization running smoothly, we will collect a volunteer fee of $50 at the end of the season from families who do not fulfill a volunteer commitments. The credit card you provide to complete registration will be charged $50.00 at the end of the season if you do not fulfill your volunteer commitment.

Families who fulfill their volunteer commitments will not be charged the $50 volunteer fee.

If, at the end of the season, your credit card is charged the $50 volunteer fee and you believe that this is an error, please contact the Executive of OBSA by email and your case will be reviewed.

 

The OBSA thanks you for your contributions to a vibrant summer sports program for the children of our community. Have a great season!

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